Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has launched Benda Lutz® COMPAL PC, a highly concentrated aluminum preparation for powder coatings that comes in a groundbreaking pelletized form and virtually eliminates dusting to minimize housekeeping, simplifies equipment clean-up and improves worker exposure.
COMPAL PC takes an innovative approach to shipping, storing, handling and incorporating aluminum pigments into powder coatings. Unlike most aluminum pigments, it is extremely easy to handle and store and can be added at almost any point after the extruder in the powder paint manufacturing process.
Designed for TGIC and TGIC-free polyester chemistries, the broadly compatible pellets can be dry blended or bonded to deliver excellent appearance and performance. Since the aluminum flakes are fully wet-out, improvements in reflectivity and gloss can be achieved.
The pellet form is not classified for shipping and storage in the European Union and is shipped in compact bag-in-box packaging that is eco-friendly and recyclable.
“Our new Benda-Lutz COMPAL PC aluminum preparation is a major innovation for the aluminum powder coatings market,” said Michael Venturini, Marketing Director, Coatings, Sun Chemical. “In the 1980s, we pioneered the bonding process that revolutionized the way metallics and effect pigments work together with powder coatings and now we’re excited to launch a product that we believe will propel aluminum powder coatings forward into the next generation of innovation. It is a testament to Sun Chemical’s ongoing leadership and advancement in metallic pigments.”
Source: Sun Chemical